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Queer PHOTO: The Zizi Show

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Australia

The Zizi Project explores the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drag performance. Drag challenges gender and explores otherness, while AI is often mystified as a concept and tool, it is complicit in reproducing social bias. Zizi combines these themes through a deepfake, synthesised drag identity created using machine learning. The project explores what AI…

Queer PHOTO

Footscray Community Arts 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Queer PHOTO presents a collection of photographic exhibitions, outdoor activations and immersive public events that explore identity, culture, and resilience.  Seen through the queer gaze, personal narratives intertwine with intimacy and sexuality, inviting you to witness the convergence of traditional cultural boundaries, contemporary bodies, and sex positivity. Indoor Exhibitions: 3 February — 26 May 2024…

Queer PHOTO: Alteration

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Australia

A decade of groundbreaking work from queer Polynesian artist collective FAFSWAG. Meeting at the intersections of cultural archival practices, digital technology and queer Indigenous storytelling, Alteration presents a glimpse into the shapeshifting practice of FAFSWAG, an Aotearoa-based queer Polynesian arts collective. This outdoor exhibition at Footscray Community Arts complements a major showing at The Substation.…

Queer PHOTO: Black and Blur

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Australia

What if Black Queerness could be more than embodied? Through this series featuring portraits of migrant and Indigenous Black individuals and rooted in the unique context of what is commonly referred to as Australia, Lilah Benetti's work recognises that Blackness is far from a monolithic identity; rather, a mosaic of cultural, ethnic, and global Indigenous…

Queer PHOTO: Like A River

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Australia

Daniel Jack Lyon's portrait photography visualises and empowers the trans and queer communities living in the Amazon Rainforest, made in collaboration with Casa do Rio, a community-based organisation that celebrates and supports the cultural lives of teenagers and young people living in the Amazon. Lyons' portraits explore how deep Indigenous traditions and modern identity politics…

Queer PHOTO: Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped In Black)

Gabriel Gallery

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) follows Yankunytjatjara man Derik Lynch's trip back to Country for spiritual healing - a journey from oppressive white city life in Adelaide, back home to his remote Anangu Community (Aputula) to perform on sacred Inma ground. Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It…

PHOTO2024: Exquisite Corpse

Roslyn Smorgon Gallery 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Articulations of identity from a queer Fijian woman with settler-colonial heritage living in Australia. Exquisite Corpse is a photographic exhibition inspired by the collaborative essence of surrealist art. Artist Salote Tawale reflects on identity and the collective migrant experience in post-colonial Australia, skillfully depicted through a collage of works delving into inherited and enduring legacies.…

Queer PHOTO: Orange Grove

Gabriel Gallery

Clifford Prince King documents his intimate relationships in traditional, everyday settings that speak on his experiences as a queer black man. His monograph, Orange Grove, is dark and handsome, filled with King’s warm and intricate portraits that flow like tapestries while witnessing lovers and friends in the ether of vulnerability. With eyes wrapped around each…

Queer PHOTO: Pet Portraits With Elvin Lam

Footscray Community Arts 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

It's pet photoshoot time! What cuter way to celebrate your love for your pet than with a photoshoot! Elvin Lam will be hosting this super special addition to the Queer PHOTO Festival. Elvin is a Deaf Auslan user with a passion for Animals and is excited to meet you and your furry loved ones! Before…